Meagan Gillmore

Type: Article

Aug 4, 2017
A union brought National Aboriginal Day celebrations to Estevan, Saskatchewan for the first time this year. Members of CUPE 5999, which represents health-care workers across Sun Country in the south-eastern part of the province, hosted a free barbecue in the town's Centennial Park on Wednesday. The...
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Aug 4, 2017
The Ontario government's recently announced strategy to increase employment of people with disabilities lacks concrete details about how to meet the complex problem, disability advocates say. The strategy, called Access Talent, was released earlier this month. It challenges all Ontario employers...
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Aug 4, 2017
Ontario's proposed changes to labour laws will not increase protection for those in factual TV -- or many other precarious workers. The provincial government introduced changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and Labour Relations Act (LRA)on June 1. The proposed changes include raising the...
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Jul 21, 2017
British Columbia's unions are hopeful for increases to minimum wage and improved workers' rights with John Horgan's NDP-Green coalition government. Horgan and his cabinet were sworn in on Tuesday. Irene Lanzinger, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour, said she hopes this new government will...
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Jul 18, 2017
Slot machine workers at the OLG Woodbine Racetrack have been locked out. The lockout began on July 14, after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the union representing the workers, failed to agree on a new contract. Workers began...
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Jul 18, 2017
Manitoba unions have filed an injunction to stop a recently passed law that would freeze public service employees' wages, saying it violates their constitutional right to freedom of association. The Partnership to Defend Public Services, a group of more than 20 of the province's unions representing...
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Jul 12, 2017
A tentative agreement has been reached between slot machine workers at Woodbine Raceway in Toronto and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Members will vote on the agreement this weekend. Rui Brum, spokesperson for the corporation, said in an email to rabble.ca that it is hopeful the...
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Jul 12, 2017
The summer months are providing little reprieve for staff and representatives at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) who work with college instructors. The union recently filed to represent contract academic staff at the province's 24 colleges. It's a "historic event of really...
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Jul 12, 2017
The Saskatchewan government needs to take "immediate action" to fix the "crushing workload" and understaffing medical technicians and technologists face throughout the province, says the union representing these workers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) released a report on the working...
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Jun 19, 2017
The federal government's recently announced national child-care framework is just another misstep by a government continuously slow to deliver on its promises, says Robyn Benson, president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). On Monday, the federal government announced it had reached a...
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